If you still believe in Santa then read no further!! This weekend Tristan asked John about Santa. She said some of her friends were telling her that he's not real. He tried to dance around the subject a little but she kept asking. He figured it was time she knew so he gently broke the news that Santa isn't real. She seemed ok but a little sad. She asked about her elves that come to life and create mischief. He explained that he would make the elves do that stuff while she was sleeping (they toilet papered the living room, hid presents, drug dirty laundry all over the house and lots more). Then she said, "Hey! You made me clean that stuff up!" haha. So I think she's going to be ok. Then Saturday morning she woke up and we were having a little pillow talk. She got a sad look on her face, sat up and said, "Does that mean the tooth fairy isn't real???" Poor thing! Her magic is gone. But it was time. Most kids don't get to keep the magic as long as she did. I think I was in 3rd or 4th grade when I stopped believing. Last night she called him and asked about every fairy tale. He had to tell her they were all just make believe and that there is no such thing as fairies, pixies, witches or whatever else she asked about. She's not a little girl anymore. She's now a young lady.
John is going to get her for a little while tonight to carve a pumpkin since he didn't really have her Sunday. Every year they carve a pumpkin together so I'm glad they could work in some time to keep the tradition.